Tag: Seniors

Merkley to Social Secuity: Don’t expect seniors to have texting cellphones

PORTLAND, Ore. – Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., wrote Tuesday to Social Security Commissioner Carolyn Colvin to address the new system at the Social Security Administration that requires seniors receiving Social Security benefits to have a text-enabled cell phone in order to log into their online accounts. Merkley specifically asked for

Wyden and Merkley Seek To Cap Drug Costs for Seniors

Oregon’s two U.S. senators stumped for plans Wednesday to cap prescription drug costs for seniors and renewed the call for Medicare to negotiate drug prices, a longtime Democratic priority that has been endorsed by all three remaining major presidential candidates. “These prescription drug costs are just clobbering people, especially the

Wyden, Merkley push for capping Rx prices, allowing Medicare to negotiate

U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley came to Portland Wednesday to stump for federal legislation that would cap prescription drug costs for seniors. “These prescription drug costs are clobbering older people in Oregon and across the country,” said Wyden, a Democrat and co-sponsor of the bill. “It’s a prescription of punishment, so many costs

Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill to Extend County Payments and Ensure Medicare Access

WASHINGTON – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement after the Senate passed bipartisan legislation to help ensure that seniors on Medicare have access to their doctors. It also includes an extension of county payments for cash-strapped Oregon timber counties: “The badly-needed extension of county payments is a lifeline

Merkley Highlights Rising Prescription Drug Costs for Oregon Seniors

Medford, OR – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley continued his statewide tour of Oregon to highlight the very real impacts that the recently passed Senate budget will have on Oregonians and the need for a different approach that puts the middle class first. Merkley visited the Oak Valley Community in Talent